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J Neurochem. 1983 Dec;41(6):1545-9.

Binding of agonists and antagonists to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors on intact cultured heart cells.

Abstract

The binding of agonists and antagonists to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors on intact cultured cardiac cells has been compared with the binding observed in homogenized membrane preparations. The antagonists [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate and [3H]N-methylscopolamine bind to a single class of receptor sites on intact cells with affinities similar to those seen in membrane preparations. In contrast with the heterogeneity of agonist binding sites observed in membrane preparations, the agonist carbachol binds to a homogeneous class of low-affinity sites on intact cells with an affinity identical to that found for the low-affinity agonist site in membrane preparations in the presence of guanyl nucleotides. Kinetic studies of antagonist binding to receptors in the absence and presence of agonist did not provide evidence for the existence of a transient (greater than 30 s) high-affinity agonist site that was subsequently converted to a site of lower affinity. Nathanson N. M. Binding of agonists and antagonists to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors on intact cultured heart cells.

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